#206: New Zealand Ranked Among World’s Most Literate Nations

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 23 March 2016 | #206 | New York
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Education | The Independent
21 March 2016
New Zealand Ranked Among World’s Most Literate Nations
New Zealand has been ranked the 15th most literate nation in a new study of countries and their literacy.

According to the article “the study, conducted by John W. Miller, president of Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut,…

Community/General | The Independent
21 March 2016
NZ Could Become One of First Countries to Introduce Citizen’s Wage
Andrew Little, leader of the Labour Party said his party was considering the idea of scrapping…
Rugby | Fox Sports Australia
20 March 2016
All Blacks Re-Sign Wayne Smith
All Blacks defence coach Wayne Smith has signed a two-year contract extension with New Zealand Rugby.

Head Coach Steve Hansen persuaded him to return to the All Blacks after taking a break following the…

Business | Bloomberg
20 March 2016
Kiwi Founded a2 Milk Outperforms Major Global Producers
A2 Milk – an organisation based in Sydney but founded in New Zealand, have not only challenged conventional wisdoms in regards to…
New Zealand | Guardian (The)
20 March 2016
Top 10 North Island Beach Hotels and Campsites
New Zealand’s North Island “is a rewarding destination for beach lovers” with brilliant blue water and gorgeous stretches of white sand” and offers…
New Zealand | Business Insider
19 March 2016
10 Most Amazing Views in New Zealand
After many road trips through New Zealand, Liz Carlson compiled a list of the best views you can find on New Zealand’s South Island.

1. Mitre Peak in Milford Sound

Milford Sound is…

Business | Australian Business Traveller (The)
19 March 2016
First Look: Air New Zealand Brisbane Lounge
The Australian Business Traveller stopped by for a sneak peek of what’s in store at the new Air New Zealand Brisbane Lounge, which is to open on March 16.

In the…

Film & TV | Variety Magazine
18 March 2016
Sam Neill to Play Texan Patriarch in TV’s The Son
New Zealand actor Sam Neill will star in the AMC television network drama The Son, playing the patriarch of a Texas family in a multigenerational…
Cricket | Sydney Morning Herald (The)
17 March 2016
New Zealand Black Caps Stun India in Cup Opener
“New Zealand have spun their way to a 47-run win over India, toppling the World Twenty20 hosts with a superb Mitchell Santner-led performance in the field…
Wine | Telegraph (The)
17 March 2016
Wanaka Wines That Deliver a Taste of New Zealand
“We’re in the Upper Clutha Basin where even under grey skies the lakes and rivers are an astonishing cerulean blue. Wanaka, the small town at the head…
New York Times (The)
16 March 2016
Steve Braunius Cuts to the Chase about the Flag
In an opinion piece for the New York Times, New Zealand author and journalist Steve Braunius dives into the flag debate as the nation votes in a second…
Music | Sydney Morning Herald (The)
16 March 2016
Ladyhawke Is Back with Wild New Album
Pip Brown, better known as Ladyhawke, ARIA-winning maker of synth-pop hits such as Paris is Burning and My Delirium, is back with a new album. Wild Things was created in Los Angeles and is…
Music | Los Angeles Times
16 March 2016
A Gemma New Deal Might Be Hard to Pass Up
“The orchestra scene in Southern California is keen for refreshment,” according to classical music critic Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times, who reviews the 29-year-old…
Business | Fortune
15 March 2016
Sarah Robb O’Hagan Leaves Equinox to Go Extreme
New Zealander Sarah Robb O’Hagan has left her “dream job” as president of luxury American fitness company Equinox Holdings to devote herself to…
Fashion | Guardian (The)
15 March 2016
Hall Ludlow Gown Exhibited in Melbourne
A 1953 evening gown designed by Otahuhu-born Clarence Hall Ludlow is on display in the 200 Years of Australian Fashion exhibition, included as part of the Melbourne Fashion…
Business | Financial Times
14 March 2016
Aviva Boss Mark Wilson Preys for Growth
“Kiwis are meek creatures, prodding in the leaf litter for worms. But Mark Wilson, the New Zealander who runs Aviva, is a bird of more raptorial kind. Seizing the chief…
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